Painting

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2017
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Woo! We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 5th, 2017
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The week rolls along, just as the thunder outside rolls along. I have to say, obviously I hope that everyone stays safe and there’s no property damage, but at the same time, the Midwesterner in me is going, “Squeee! Thunderstorms! Yay!” I miss the storms that’d roll through Ka...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 4th, 2017
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Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs. *sniffsniffs* Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already! Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 31st, 2017
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Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 28th, 2017
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So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple da...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2017
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Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 24th, 2017
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Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 8th, 2017
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I’ve not painted a mini in years. But lately, I’ve been kinda wanting to get some colored goop onto my Guild Ball teams. Thing is, I know my skills have certainly atrophied in the time it’s been since I last painted. So, if I want my first miniature I do to not be garbage, I [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 17th, 2017
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It has been a busy week. Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can’t wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I’m making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 16th, 2017
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Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Br...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 15th, 2017
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We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trad...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 7th, 2017
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If you’re really into getting your minis looking as good as possible, you’ll want to take every opportunity to improve your skills. My skills are incredibly lacking, with my painted minis just north of “well, they don’t look like you did it with a paintball gun…” S...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 1st, 2017
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The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jan 12th, 2017
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My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
1 Comment
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 1st, 2016
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Those of you who visit this site regularly are no stranger to crowdfunding. Indiegogo and Kickstarter are just a part of the gaming landscape now. But there’s other crowdfunding websites you might not know of as well. One is Patreon. There, you aren’t necessarily paying for a game youR...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 18th, 2016
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I really gotta get back into painting my minis. I’ve got 3 Guild Ball teams, resplendent in their pewter shine and resin grey, but they really could use to have some actual color on them. Every time I see a new issue of Figure Painter Magazine come out, I think, “yeah, this time I’l...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 31st, 2016
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Mantic has launched a brand new painting contest. They’re calling it Brush With Death and it’s looking to be a new annual event where gamers from all over the world look to win a special trophy to add to their case....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 13th, 2016
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The folks over at Robot Pigeon Publishing have certainly been busy. They not only have a new issue of their flagship magazine, Figure Painter Magazine, but also of Initiative. If you’re like me and you could really use to increase your ability in painting, you’ll want to check them out. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 12th, 2016
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Wednesday already? This week sure seems to be moving along. That’s very much not a complaint, mind you. I’ve got board game day coming up this Saturday. We’re also going to be starting our new D&D game. So I’m very much ready for it to be Saturday. But if I want to keep u...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 5th, 2016
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Temperatures are starting to chill outside. Here in Atlanta, that means it’s only getting up into the low 80s in the afternoon. Of course, people here are thus saying, “it’s freezing” outside. Waddyagonnado? Well, maybe you’ll get a cup of hot cocoa, wrap up in a big, fl...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Sep 29th, 2016
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Tomorrow starts what is the favorite month of the year for many of my friends. I don’t think it’s that bad, either, though I think I slightly prefer November. But that’s as may be, it’s a lot of my friends’ favorite month because, of course, of the Rotten Harvest paintin...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2016
1 Comment
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I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 11th, 2016
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Who doesn’t love to celebrate a birthday? … besides Jehovah’s Witnesses? Well, the folks over at EZ Painter love to celebrate a birthday. Their lead painter, Arthur, is having a birthday, but it’s you that’s getting the gifts (and he’s hopefully getting a bunch of ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 25th, 2016
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I’m a rather busy individual. Always have something going on, it seems. Plus… to make a confession… I don’t really enjoy painting minis. I know. I know. A lot of you out there love doing it, and that’s great. It’s just not for me. Sitting all hunched over, staring ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 24th, 2016
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Forge World’s got quite a bit going on today with their pre-releases. There’s a new Horus Heresy character available. You can get him both as a single and as a two-pack. Then, to make sure your mini looks nice, there’s a couple paint kits as well as some transfer sheets available....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 23rd, 2016
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With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As suc...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 10th, 2016
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Once more we stand on the precipice of the weekend. But before we dive over, we’d best make sure we’re well-stocked with gaming goodness. Good thing there’s a tray of bite-sized gaming stories right here for us to nosh on. So let’s dig in. Today we have: New Web G.I.S. for tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 10th, 2016
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Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if your...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 8th, 2016
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It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can. In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backe...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 1st, 2016
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Steady as she goes, everyone. We’re halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, “That’s not soon enough!”* Hush, you. Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we’ll need to stock ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 29th, 2016
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Well… you know that Battle Chef I talked about a couple times last week? Uh… you see… wha-ha-happen wuz… Crits from ogre-sized lizardmen hurt, y’all. But this is just an opportunity to create a new character. I’m thinking I’m gonna go with a TV-preacher style...